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Just 30 minutes north of NYC, this has always been the first taste of the beauty of the Hudson River Valley with the sophistication of NYC culture.
Just 30 minutes north of NYC, this has always been the first taste of the beauty of the Hudson River Valley. Noise fades away into scenic river towns, yet the sophistication of NYC culture remains.
  • NYS Region: Hudson Valley 

  • Distance: NYC: .5hrs - Hartford: 1.75hrs - Philly: 2.25hrs - Boston: 3.5hrs

  • Famous for: History, River towns and Entertainment

  • Not to miss: Kyuit: The Rockefeller Estate and Legoland Discovery Center.

  • Perfect for: Couples, Families, Outdoors Lovers

  • Link VisitWestchesterNY.com

  • Publish Date: April 12, 2017

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Why It's Famous

Just 30 minutes north of NYC, this has always been the first taste of the beauty of the Hudson River Valley. Noise fades away into scenic river towns, yet the sophistication of NYC culture remains. 

    • The Rockefellers and many titans of industry have called this home for generations.
    • With more than 200 properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Westchester has a tremendous heritage.
    • Enjoy an international reputation for high-quality entertainment at the Caramoor Center for Music & the Arts and a number of performing-arts venues.
    • Take a day trip to Playland Amusement Park, Legoland Discovery Center, or to one of the other recreational options for families.
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The NY Sherpa Recommends

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Evenings: Late Sep. to Early Nov. is the tristate area’s biggest Halloween event. See more than 7,000 illuminated jack o’ lanterns. Meander through a historic, 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display — all made of jack o’ lanterns!

Events: The Great Jack-O’Lantern Blaze
Van Cortlandt Manor
525 S Riverside Ave.,
Croton-On-Hudson, NY

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A Gothic Revival mansion – considered the seminal house of the 19th century and recently listed by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s most beautiful mansions – is set on a sweeping, 6-acre estate stretching toward the Hudson River.

History: Lyndhurst
635 S Bdwy.,
Tarrytown, NY

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Home to four generations of the Rockefeller family, this historic landmark has been continuously and meticulously maintained for more than 100 years. Expansive, terraced gardens contain Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller’s collection of 20th-century sculptures.

History: Kykuit: The Rockefeller Estate
Pocantico Hills,
Mt. Pleasant, NY

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The ultimate indoor family entertainment center in Westchester County with two Lego rides, 10 LEGObuild-and-play zones, a 4D cinema and a gift shop.

Family Fun: Legoland Discovery Center - Westchester
39 Fitzgerald St.,
Yonkers, NY

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Come visit the home of the well-known beer: Captain Lawerence. They are an award-winning craft brewery and many of their beers are strongly influenced by traditional Belgian ale styles, although often with an American twist.

Craft Brews: Captain Lawrence
444 Saw Mill River Rd.,
Elmsford, NY

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Historic grandeur and modern convenience await you at this stunningly sophisticated hotel. This hotel provides the tranquility and solitude of a country estate, and a convenient location just 35 minutes north of New York City. Stop by the Hive Living Room + Bar for fresh, flavorful cuisine.

Lodging: Renaissance Westchester Hotel
80 W Red Oak Ln.,
West Harrison, NY

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This farm and education center celebrates community-based food production. They are a nonprofit organization on a mission to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant brings field and pasture to the plate.

Foodie: Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
630 Bedford Rd.,
Tarrytown, NY

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This upscale property is beautifully designed and close to the Hudson River. Located near many of the area’s attractions, there’s an on-site bistro serving seasonal fare, as well as a stylish lounge. There’s also a 24/7 fitness center, indoor pool and upscale spa.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Tarrytown
455 S. Bdwy.,
Tarrytown, NY